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Radiological Technologist (MDT) Occupational Health

CHI Franciscan Medical Group

This is a Full-time position in Tacoma, WA posted June 8, 2021.

Overview:
CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health.

With more than 700 care sites across the U.

S.

, from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S.

residents.

Our world needs compassion like never before.

Our communities need caring and our families need protection.

With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.
Responsibilities
Franciscan Medical Group is currently seeking a PER DIEM Multidisciplinary Technologist for our Franciscan Occupational Health at the Port Clinic in Tacoma, WA.

Job Summary:

This job is responsible for preparing and operating radiographic imaging equipment to perform patient exams and related procedures that safely capture specific, clear and undistorted images to aid in patient diagnosis.

Work is performed in accordance with physician orders and under strict safety/regulatory/license departmental standards and protocols.

An incumbent also performs basic patient care/support functions under the direction of a provider and within scope of licensure, including obtaining/recording vital signs/patient information and performing point-of-care testing procedures.

Work further includes: 1) explaining procedures and preparing patients for exam; 2) positioning patients correctly and effectively, 3) recording the requested diagnostic images; 4) sending results to physician for evaluation and diagnosis; 5) maintaining safe radiation levels at all times to minimize exposure to patient, self and others; and 6) assuring radiographic equipment in in good working order and reporting malfunctions per established procedures.

Work requires knowledge of standards, procedures and protocols relating to radiographic examination and radiation safety/protection as well as aseptic technique and physics, anatomy and related medical terminology.

Current knowledge of the application/operation/quality control/maintenance of imaging equipment and related devices is also required.

Essential Duties:
Prepares equipment for imaging tests, based on physicians’ orders and in accordance with department safeguards and protocols to ensure high quality results.

Verifies proper operation of equipment prior to use; sets imaging parameters for procedure; performs computer processing and displays images in accordance with internal protocols.

Utilizes equipment/accessories and employs techniques/procedures to ensure that results are consistent.

Selects appropriate protocols to tailor scans of each patient while producing superior image quality.

Ensures that sufficient supplies are on hand to perform procedures; prepares for and cleans up after examinations.

Rooms/prepares patient and performs Radiology procedures per established protocols.

Greets, receives and identifies patient; records vital signs, including height, weight, allergies, current medications and presenting problems.

Verifies preparation procedures are proper and in order; explains procedures to patients and responds to questions; comforts and protects the patient, self and others from unnecessary radiation by following established policy, procedures and prescribed safety standards; documents methods per department requirements.

Regularly performs basic nursing functions in regard to patient care; responds to emergency situations consistent with scope of authority.

Observes patient during procedures and reports any unusual occurrences or changes in patient’s condition per established procedures.

Provides patient mobility assistance as needed; assists with patient transport and transfer.

Performs basic patient care/support functions under the provider direction and within scope of licensure; demonstrates competency in the delivery of care and clinical techniques in accordance with established standards.

Performs basic patient care activities, including: Basic CPR, visual acuity, Wound care, including suture set-up Orthopedic splinting EKGs Point of Care testing Assisting with eye and ear irrigation Blood glucose checks and throat swab specimen collection Informs patients of lab results, and mails reports to patients, under the supervision of provider.

Responds appropriately to emergency situations.

Maintains records, documentation and logs as required by department protocols and licensure requirements.

Documents, in the electronic medical record, medical visits/procedures performed by healthcare providers in accordance with established procedures; maintains daily records of exams.

Assists in making observations, gathering data and identifying patient care needs.

Prepares cases for immediate interpretation; assembles patient’s records; prepares previous cases for physician review.

Prepares hard copies from multi-format laser images; transfers images to magnetic tape for archival and storage.

Performs incidental general office duties to include; answering phone; scheduling; filing; maintaining patient records; ordering supplies.

Participates in the ordering and inventorying of equipment and supplies.

Assists with patient flow needs.

Cultural Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services.

Patient Population Served: Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department’s defined specific populations served.

Performs related duties as required.

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Qualifications
Education/ Work Experience:
Graduation from an accredited school of Radiological Technology, which demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities.

Licensure/Certifications:
American Registry of Radiological Technologist (ARRT) (R) Current State of Washington licensure as a Radiology Technologist
– Certified.

Current Washington state licensure as Medical Assistant-Registered (MA-R) within 90 days of hire.

Washington Society of Radiological Technologist (WSRT) recommended.

Current healthcare provider BLS Certification.

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